Junior cricket results a mixed bag

CENTRAL Queensland junior teams finished their Queensland Cricket Championships campaigns with a mixed bag of results across the state yesterday.

At the Gold Coast, the CQ under-12s went down to the home side, scoring 148 in reply to the latter's 189.

Emerald's Julian Curro topscored for CQ, scoring 39, while Rockhampton's Travis Duff (19) and Emerald's Luke Paradies (17no) also batted well.

Paradies was also CQ's most successful bowler, capturing 2-28.

The CQ under-13s' match against Metropolitan South West was washed out in Ipswich after CQ had been bundled out for just 99.

Gladstone's Jon Ridout posted 15 runs for the CQ side while fellow harbour city player Zac Weir snared 1-8 before Met South West's innings was ended after just 20 overs. CQ finished eighth overall.

The CQ under-14s were outgunned by the Gold Coast at Char-ters Towers, replying with 119 to their opponents' total of 158.

Rockhampton's Michael Simmers (39) and Bauhinia Downs' Preston Neill-Ballantine (18) were the best of CQ's batsmen while Neill-Ballantine (2-5) and Rockhampton's Gerard O'Keeffe (2-15) starred with the ball.

The under-15s, CQ's best-performed side, finished sixth overall after defeating Brisbane side Bears by 56 runs in their final clash.

Emerald's Boyd Sandeman (44) and Yeppoon's Kerrin Corrie (41) top-scored for CQ while Sandeman (3-19) and Gracemere's Luke Johnstone (2-18) led the way with the ball.

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